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Movicol now funded for treatment of constipation

There is new treatment for constipation that is now funded by Special Authority. This is called Movicol. This is a sachet contains a small amount of powder that dissolves in a glass of water. This is a "gentle" osmotic laxative that works by retaining water in the colon. It is safe for long-term use and has been a major advance in the treatment of constipation.

It is available direct from the Pharamcy - therefore you can try this first to see if it will suit you. The usual dose is one sachet daily but can vary from one sachet every 2-3 days to 2 sachets daily

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